Saturday, May 12, 2012
I'm realizing that I'm not a very good friend to myself. I call myself names, insult my body, and set myself up for failure by having unrealistic expectations that then lead me straight back to calling myself names. Geez! I wouldn't say these mean things to other people, why do I do it to myself?
I must be getting some pay off as Dr.Phil says. There must be some benefit somewhere. So what would be the benefit of saying to myself "You're fat." "You have no self-control." The benefit is that I don't have to bother working at exercise or watching what I eat. If I tell myself that I have no self-control, then cool, that's a great excuse for eating another cookie. I don't have self control? okay, let's not bother to try then. Hello, cookie, here I come!
It's just plain old easier to stay the way I am and to make excuses for myself. But what I want to do now is going to take more effort. And I believe that I can do it!
Monday, May 07, 2012
I joined the Tame Your Sweet Tooth team to see if I can beat this sugar craving addiction. I did great this morning, bypassed a chocolate chip cookie, my favorite thing, and was feeling pretty good about myself.
Until lunch that is. I finished my chef's salad and had time to ponder that chocolate chip cookie that my student gave me for teacher appreciation week. "Hmmm, one cookie is okay. I've been good." Well, one cookie led to two cookies, which led to a diet coke. Ugh.
Then after school, I went ahead and had the third cookie. Got home and had a piece of chocolate cake.
Why do I do this? I'm happy, not bummed out today. This was not emotional eating. I just really like sweets? That can't be it. Can it?
Well, this week all I have to do is log my cravings, when it happened and what I ate. Maybe I'll start to see a pattern by the end of the week.
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